Apple and Spotify are in discussion to allow Siri to play songs, albums and playlists from the main subscription music service. A new report L & # 39; information confirms that Spotify would take advantage of new features introduced by Apple in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, which allow other apps to be on par with Apple Music when making music requests through the company's Siri Voice Assistant . If Spotify takes advantage of the new tools, you will be able to play music without having to open the application on your iPhone or iPad.
Integration could be a sign of progress between two companies that have been more critical than ever in the past year. In March Spotify filed an antitrust complaint with the EU that accused Apple of disadvantaging third-party services competing with its own applications. Among other disadvantages (such as the Apple subscription fee), Spotify emphasized Siri's hands-free compatibility as a convenient feature that Apple reserved for its own Apple Music service.
Both companies set up websites to expose their respective arguments. Spotify has its "It's time to play fair" page, and Apple has responded to that with a long public defense policies and practices of the App Store. The company has also tried to report flaws in Spotify's accusations.
However, when it announced iOS 13 in June, Apple laid the foundation for Siri's work so that it could also work with competing music services, thanks to new SiriKit updates built into operating systems. come. This has erased one of the examples of Apple's anticompetitive competition, although others remain. For example, you still can not choose Spotify as the default music application.
L & # 39; information underlined a recent change of language on the Spotify site concerning Siri support in particular:
Apple will not allow us to be on HomePod and will certainly not let us connect with Siri to play your jams.
Recently, Apple announced that it would allow us to connect to Siri to play your jams … but does not mention our name ("I want to play (X) on Spotify") and your HomePod will use Apple Music by default.
So, Spotify knows they have the new tools and can fix the frustrating and frustrating lack of Siri voice commands. The company has not confirmed whether it plans to have an application update ready for the launch of iOS 13 to consumers this fall.